Topic: Granoff Center

Professor Jinying Li (left) spoke with filmmakers Wu Wenguang (right) and Hu Tao (center) and on their work for the Folk Memory Project.

Arts & Culture

Documentaries explore life in rural China

November 7, 2019 0 comments

A light flickers on in the darkness. A young woman’s face is lit up by the searchlight she holds, casting the room in a warm glow. As she moves forward, turning on more lights, a video plays in the background.

“The Art of Embedded Histories” seeks to present Haiti in its own terms with complex and mixed media pieces split into two sections.

Arts & Culture

‘The Art of Embedded Histories’ seeks to redefine Haiti

October 31, 2019 0 comments

When walking through the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Cohen Gallery in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, students will notice a new collection of vibrant and communicative works.

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research gathered mathematicians and artists for a multimedia exhibition.

Arts & Culture

Granoff opens new Math+Art exhibition

October 23, 2019 0 comments

The Granoff Center’s Atrium Gallery began exhibiting a new exhibit, Math+Art, on Oct. 18, featuring multimedia works created by mathematicians and artists from across the country.

Students criticize University support for Granoff dinner

News, University News

Students criticize University support for Granoff dinner

February 27, 2019 6 comments

After the Providence Journal reported that the University provided logistical assistance to private dinners hosted by Martin Granoff P’83, members of the student body are voicing concerns about University involvement in the events.

Edgar Arceneaux wrote the play with inspiration from the controversy surrounding Ben Vereen’s 1981 homage to Bert Williams.

Arts & Culture

‘Until, Until, Until…’ re-enacts 1981 performance

December 4, 2018 1 comment

“Until, Until, Until…” a performance directed, written and produced by Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux was staged in Studio 1 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week.

Arts & Culture

Granoff exhibit reflects on trauma of slavery

November 26, 2018 0 comments

“As an artist, I am against division and more about unity,” Aretha Busby told The Herald in reflection on her latest art installation “Tolerably Black,” which ran Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The exhibit focused on the experiences of enslaved people in the United States.

Brooklyn-based artist and feminist Sue Julien’s series spotlights both famous and lesser-known women from nearly every epoch of history. The portraits were drawn with pencils, photographed and digitally manipulated.

Arts & Culture

‘A Woman Was a Woman’ pays tribute to famous, obscure figures

November 8, 2018 0 comments

From Oct. 3 to Dec. 19, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts is showcasing Brooklyn-based artist and feminist Sue Julien’s portrait series titled “A Woman Was a Woman.”

Part I of “On Protest Art and Activism” ran from Oct.1 to Oct. 23. Part II — considering the influence of women artists — will run until December 19.

Arts & Culture

“Protest Art and Activism” examines art world’s activism

November 5, 2018 0 comments

Co-organized by the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Brown Arts Initiative, “On Protest Art and Activism” is a series of exhibits currently on display at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

David Bowen’s sculptures combine organic and mechanical materials to mimic natural occurences such as wind movement and plant growth. For example, “5twigs” compares twigs with identical plastic 3-D printed models.

Arts & Culture

Sculpture exhibit blurs lines of nature, technology

September 10, 2018 0 comments

The only thing eerier than Providence’s chilly weather is finding a sculpture that appears to mimic its stormy mood.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: New performing arts center has a chance to be distinct

March 2, 2018 0 comments

To the editor: The University’s latest proposal for the location of a performing arts center includes a welcome clarification of what the center is and what it is not.